Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Vogue fabric!

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On Sunday, I trekked south to Vogue Fabrics; when traffic is reasonable it's only about 20 minutes away and it was on a Sunday at noon. I wanted to find some silk to make some blouses. After a disappointing trip to the mall a few weekends ago, I decided I need to make myself some basics. I just cannot justify paying $90 bucks for a silk blouse at Banana Republic, when I can make one myself...though making basics is a boring task. 

The black and white print is a yard of silk for some kind of cute blouse. I have numerous blouse patterns, so no EXCUSES, Molly! Vogue didn't have any basic black or white silk for whatever reason, but they do have a section for Black Basics and White Basics. I found two super cheap, polyester fabrics that feel like silk. Even my nice cutting lady though it was silk before she looked at the tag. 
 I also could not resist this polyester print! It's red, white and blue (like the French flag) and it has tiny Parisian monuments and cafes and such all over it. I am going to make a dress, and be that Crazy French Teacher (TM). I mean, I already say bonjour to all my students every time I see them- so about a billion times a day. My brain is crossing some kind of line, where outside of class I say merci to people in stores...
Get pumped, I am making some clothes! Two more weeks of work and then I get summer too! Awwwww yeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssss!


  1. Beautiful fabric. Look forward to seeing your new blouses.. Happy sewing.

  2. I love the French fabric, it will be such a fun make. No harm in being the crazy French teacher - it's pure dedication!

  3. I was in Vogue Sunday too AND I bought the Paris fabric!! How funny. I can't wait to see what you make with it.

    1. Haha! That's awesome! The one is Evanston or in Chicago?

    2. Evanston. I had to hit up the bridal department because I'm making my friend's veil.

    3. Beautiful fabric, especially the black/white. Maybe I should have you make me a blouse ... ;-)


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